Jerusalem of Gold- Where History Meets Innovation


This is a call for submission of proposals for sessions, as well as individual presentations, for the forthcoming LES Pan-European conference to be held on 10-11 October, 2023 in Jerusalem, Israel.

Please read the submission rules and guidelines (as specified below) before submitting your proposal.



  • The deadline for submission of proposals is 30 May, 2023.
  • Abstracts must be received by the announced deadline. Abstracts received after the deadline may not be considered.

Submission Method

  • Abstracts must be submitted online via the website only.


  • The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract and agree to its submission, before submitting the abstract.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • All abstracts should be submitted and presented in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling.
  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: Abstract submitters will be required to disclose any conflict of interests in the submission form.

Guidelines for Submission

Before you begin, please prepare the following information:

  • Presenter’s contact details:
    • Full first and family name(s)
    • Professional title
    • Email address
    • Affiliation details: company/firm/organization, department, role, city, state (if applicable), country
    • Phone number
  • Author and co-authors’ details.
  • Preferred Presentation type: panel sessions, single lectures, roundtable discussions, as well as workshops and networking opportunities.
  • Identify your topic and sub-topic. It is OK to submit more than one topic, but each one of them needs to be submitted separately and comply with the Guidelines for Submission.
  • Preferred Target attendees: all conference attendees (e.g.: in the plenary hall) or dedicated attendees of a certain profession or sector (e.g.: for sessions in parallel tracks). Please specify.
  • Abstract text – Limited to 1000 words. Abstracts will include only text. Images and/or tables are not allowed.
  • Use only standard abbreviations. Place special or unusual abbreviations in parentheses after the full word the first time it appears.
  • The presentation must be balanced and contain no commercial promotional content.
  • Please avoid disclosing in the abstract “Personal Information” that is irrelevant for the purposes of this Call for Submission.



  • Click on the SUBMIT button at the end of the process in order to submit your abstract.
  • You will receive an abstract ID number via email after you have submitted your abstract. Please refer to this abstract number in all correspondence regarding the abstract.
  • Please do not submit multiple copies of the same abstract.


Below please find a list of high-level topics for which proposals are sought. Please feel free to submit a proposal aimed at one or more of those topics. We will also evaluate ‘independent’ proposals as well as topics that may be ‘cross-topics’.

  • Automotive: autonomous vehicles, the connected vehicle, open innovation and collaboration structures between different players (e.g. car manufacturers, technology developers and suppliers), digital twins, issues related to the development and use of automotive technology (e.g.: protection of personal data and privacy-by-design; information security, cyber-attack, liability sharing, etc.).
  • Alternative Foods (e.g.: alternative meat, non-dairy milk, artificial honey): Industry overview and market trends, old and new food industry relationships (including cell-lines establishment and IP protection, plant-breeders rights, etc.), evolving IP disputes, regulatory approvals for alternative foods, labeling and branding; consumer rights; product liability, etc.
  • AI and Machine Learning: IP protection schemes, inventorship and creativity issues; the influence of AI based systems on the way we grow, manage and license IP; patentability challenges based on obviousness and undue experimentation; uses of copyrighted and/or proprietary content for machine learning (e.g.: Chat GPT) and copyright infringement issues; data protection; etc.
  • Electronics, Semiconductors and Software: the interface between hardware and software based technology, SEP, fair use, etc.
  • Pharma and Biotech: Biologic drugs, including the scope of antibody patent claims; CRISPR; the COVID-19 vaccine patent battle; holistic trademark protection for drugs in the metaverse; competition/anti-trust regulation; parallel import of drugs, etc.
  • Academia- Industry relationship: Business models for academia – industry collaborations; bridging the “performance gap” between academia and industry; open innovation, etc.
  • New developments in licensing: New licensing models, unique deals, success stories, etc.
  • IP growth and management – what’s new?: New IP management models, new (software) tools, automated/AI based patent writing and prosecution, etc.
  • Recent rulings in Europe pertaining to IP and IP related matters. OK to submit same for other territories.
  • UP and UPC: ‘first impressions’ and looking to the future.
  • IP Valuation and deal financing around the world.
  • Free Topics – we welcome proposal of sessions or presentations for other topics relating to IP creation, protection and licensing.


As part of the submission process, you will be asked to acknowledge your agreement to follow these commitments and convey them to the presenters associated with your submission.

Presenting a session at the LES 2023 Pan-European Conference hosted by LES Israel requires a commitment to the organization on several levels:

  • Educational – sessions must be of educational benefit to attendees, not promotional presentations.
  • Organizational – session leaders must secure in-person speaker commitments, prepare presentation and communicate logistics promptly. Please refer to the timeline below for specific instructions.
  • Financial – speakers who plan to attend additional portions of the 2023 Pan-European Conference are required to cover the cost of their participation by paying the registration fee and all related travel and accommodation costs.



LES Israel is a non-profit, volunteer-driven community of IP professionals that relies on the financial participation of meeting attendees to fulfill its missions and develop valuable contents and events like this conference.


Proposals will be reviewed by LES member volunteers. Preference will be given to proposals that demonstrate:

  • Complete panels with all contents and speakers’ information;
  • Speakers from diverse professional backgrounds (i.e. lawyers, patent attorneys, in-house professionals, IP holders), and/or such speakers from various jurisdictions)
  • Interactivity with attendees as it relates to content delivery;
  • A topic that is applicable across several industries, sectors, and interest groups;
  • Educational intent (promotional presentations will not be accepted).



Obviously, not all submissions can be selected for this conference.
LES Israel reserves the right to join additional speakers to any suggested panel and to request panel and/or topic modifications.


Each session at the 2023 Pan-European Conference must comply with the following requirements:

  • All moderators and speakers must register for the meeting and pay the registration fee.
  • LES Israel / KENES must be immediately notified in writing
  • at [email protected] with a copy to [email protected] of any speaker changes, and any such change is subject to approval by LES Israel. Without derogating from the foregoing, presenters who must cancel are responsible for finding a replacement speaker.
  • Each suggested panel must include at least three speakers (the speaker count includes the moderator).



These conditions must be satisfied for session acceptance and maintained to make the final program.  Non-conforming panels may be removed from the program.


Notification of acceptance will be sent after the conclusion of the review per the timeline below (dates are subject to change). Submitters will be notified by email of their acceptance and any follow-up steps required for speaker and session confirmation.


  • 15 June, 2023 – Deadline for Proposal Submissions, at 10 PM Israel Standard time (GMT+2). Proposal should include abstract, with photo and bio of the suggested speaker.
  • 15 June, 2023 – Acceptance notifications will be sent via email to submitters.
  • 22 June, 2023 – Email acknowledgment by submitters of notification receipt.
  • 28 June, 2023 – Session leaders must confirm that they will hold the accepted panel at the 2023 Pan-European Conference, and confirm that all suggested speakers remain on the program.
  • 28 June, 2023 – Speaker’s registration deadline. By registering for the conference, each speaker gives consent to include his/her name, photo and/or bio on the conference website and other promotional materials.


Additional deadlines may be later set for providing presentations slides and additional ancillary material.